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The Woman at the Center of
—and It’s Not Glenn Close
By Kelly Wallace | 03/26/2017
Kristen Blodgette takes center stage on Broadway’s Palace Theatre and provides a whole new sound for this revival.
What Does Ben Platt’s
Dear Evan Hansen
Standby Do When He’s Not Onstage?
By Matt Smith | 03/25/2017
Colton Ryan, currently the standby for the title role in the Broadway hit, reveals his take on Evan and his new side project.
You May Not Know His Name, But Broadway’s Most Iconic Musicals Rely on Him
By Ruthie Fierberg | 03/24/2017
As the right hand man to seminal
creator Cameron Mackintosh, Seth Sklar-Heyn is a name you should learn.
How Andy Blankenbuehler Unlocked the Unspoken Emotions of
By Joe Gambino | 03/24/2017
The Tony-winning choreographer of
lifts the silence of war veterans through swing in the new musical.
Why Casting Director Cindy Tolan Looked to Theatre Actors for Oprah’s
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
By Iris Wiener | 03/23/2017
What stage actors could offer that others can’t for Oprah’s upcoming HBO film.
Still Be Fresh for Broadway’s Kim After Two Years in the Role?
By Adam Hetrick | 03/22/2017
Eva Noblezada, who catapulted to stardom in the West End revival, says her turn in the new Broadway production will be a richer experience.
Watch the Epic Fight Scene in
and Learn How They Do It
By Olivia Clement | 03/22/2017
Fight director U. Jonathan Toppo breaks down five of
’s onstage fight maneuvers in this exclusive video tutorial.
Is a Very Different Story Than the Animated Musical
By Adam Hetrick | 03/22/2017
For fans who grew up watching the 1997 animated film musical
, the stage musical has done some growing up of its own.
and its Original Tony-winning Stars at One-Night-Event
By Beret Leone | 03/21/2017
Tony winners Cyndi Lauper reunited with
Billy Porter, Stark Sands, Annaleigh Ashford and more as she introduced the benefit gala concert March 20.
If You Want to Know What to Expect from a Pulitzer Prize Winner’s Broadway Debut, Read This
By Ruthie Fierberg | 03/21/2017
Playwright Paula Vogel tells audiences what to expect from her Main Stem premiere,
and why she believes theatre plays a vital role in society.
Is Capturing an American Moment
By Adam Hetrick | 03/20/2017
is more than just the story of two rival cosmetics giants, it’s the story of America.
Music Director Pieced Cole Porter’s Lost Musical,
The New Yorkers,
By Olivia Clement | 03/19/2017
The behind-the-scenes details of City Center’s “biggest and most creative reconstruction job.”
Star and Broadway Regular Bryan Batt Describes the Ultimate Vacation for Theatre Fans
By Bryan Batt | 03/19/2017
La Cage aux Folles
star is convinced there’s nothing else like it for theatre devotees.
Kevin Kline and the Cast of
Recall Their First Exposure to Noël Coward
By Olivia Clement | 03/18/2017
Bowing in Noël Coward’s
is meaningful to each of the stars in this intimate Broadway ensemble. Find out which actor met their husband on a Coward show, and which actor returns to the role that marked her professional debut.
The Inside Scoop on 3 Musicals That Never Made It to Broadway
By Ruthie Fierberg | 03/17/2017
Four actors from
, and more reveal the rehearsal room details on their Broadway-bound shows that never made it to previews—plus exclusive song clips from the unseen shows.
In Debora Spar, Lincoln Center Finds a Bold New President
By Ruthie Fierberg | 03/17/2017
The former Barnard College President takes the reins this month and shares her vision for the future of the famed arts institution.
Where Are the Stars of Disney’s
Beauty and the Beast
By Logan Culwell-Block | 03/16/2017
Check in on the 1994 original Broadway cast of Disney’s first stage musical, based on the animated classic.
Special Delivery: Shakespeare Comes to the Masses Via Heavy Metal
By Aaron Grunfeld | 03/16/2017
This Shakespeare fan discovered how to build cheap and portable versions of the famed Globe Theatre out of industrial shipping containers.
Honors the Vietnamese Perspective
By Adam Hetrick | 03/16/2017
In the 28 years since its world premiere, the Vietnam-era musical has been refocused and refined to bring a more authentic story to the stage.
Why Did Sci-Fi Mastermind J.J. Abrams Pick
The Play That Goes Wrong
for His Broadway Debut?
By Ryan McPhee | 03/15/2017
The British farce marks Abrams' first time producing for the stage.
How Playing a Muslim Woman Opened This Jewish Actor’s Eyes
By Joe Gambino | 03/14/2017
, a rabbi’s daughter plays a Muslim woman and finds connection, empathy, and a path to understanding.
After 87 Years, City Center Revives Cole Porter’s Lost “Pre-Code” Musical
By Jack Viertel | 03/14/2017
Where did City Center’s mounting of Porter’s lost musical,
The New Yorkers
, come from?
Cast Your Vote for Round 1 of Broadway Brackets Championship
By Playbill Staff | 03/13/2017
Official online voting begins now for Broadway Brackets 2017. Which musical will become the 2017 Champion?
Why You Need to Pay Attention to Chicago’s Goodman Theatre
By Thomas Connors | 03/12/2017
It’s not all about New York. Some of the nation’s best (and Broadway-bound) theatre emerges from regional houses like Robert Falls’ Goodman.
How 2017 Gave
If I Forget
By Olivia Clement | 03/11/2017
The newest work from
Dear Evan Hansen
writer Steven Levenson has suddenly taken on more meaning in today’s political climate.
Broadway Brackets Championship Kicks Off March 13
By Playbill Staff | 03/10/2017
Which show will move up to become the 2017 Broadway Brackets Champion?
You Need to Know Your Gay History—Says Harvey Fierstein
By Olivia Clement | 03/10/2017
The Tony winner unearths the emotional past of the gay rights movement in The Public Theater’s
Gently Down the Stream
How Casting Actors With Differing Abilities Gives New Meaning to Old Stories
By Iris Wiener | 03/10/2017
With recent casting decisions for
The Glass Menagerie
, and more, performers push boundaries onstage.
How Michael Xavier Toned His Chiseled Physique for
By Ruthie Fierberg | 03/09/2017
Get your pool body ready with these 9 exercises—and exclusive photos—from the Broadway newcomer’s workout routine.
’s Real Onstage Helicopter…
By Diep Tran | 03/09/2017
The blockbuster musical returns to Broadway—chopper intact.
Why You Can’t Take Your Eyes Off of
By Ruthie Fierberg | 03/08/2017
Behind the creation of Toni-Leslie James‘ vibrant designs for August Wilson’s
Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Put Broadway’s Focus on Powerhouse Women
By Mark Blankenship | 03/08/2017
, the team behind
puts two strong women front and center once more.
What Makes Musical Theatre Feminist?
By Kelly Wallace | 03/08/2017
Chicago's Firebrand Theatre dares to answer the question with their version of the Bechdel Test.
A Letter from London: America Comes to the West End
By Ruth Leon | 03/07/2017
Columnist Ruth Leon highlights the London shows to see and skip.
What Theatre Nurtured David Mamet, Martin McDonagh, David Yazbek and More?
By Harry Haun | 03/06/2017
Artistic director Neil Pepe celebrates 25 years of supporting theatre’s great writers.
Arena Stage Doubles Down on Plays About Politics and Power
By Mervyn Rothstein | 03/06/2017
In Washington, D.C., the company puts a priority on new work, diverse voices, and American history with its Power Plays initiative.
What’s In Your Book?
Audition Advice from
’s Margo Seibert
By Michael Gioia | 03/05/2017
What everyone must have in their audition cut—and it’s not that big belty note.
Became an Award-Winning Play
By Olivia Clement | 03/05/2017
Frequent collaborators Lynn Nottage and Kate Whoriskey began with a blank canvas and ended with the Blackburn-winning
How to Enjoy Your Favorite Stage Stars From Your Couch This March
By Ruthie Fierberg | 03/04/2017
The movies and TV shows every theatre fan should tune into online and on the small screen this March.
Why Chrissy Metz Says We Need More Art Based Around Weight
By Iris Wiener | 03/03/2017
This Is Us
star celebrates 30 years of MCC in
Off the Boards: Cabaret Around the City
By Steven Suskin | 03/03/2017
Where to see—and hear—your favorite stars away from Broadway.
By Mark Peikert | 03/03/2017
Director Sarna Lapine brings a fresh focus to the recently opened
Sunday in the Park with George.
The First World War is More Relevant Than You Think
By Mervyn Rothstein | 02/28/2017
According to Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph and his new play
Why You Need to Know the Name Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
By Harry Haun | 02/27/2017
The playwright and Pulitzer Prize finalist turns in another singular work with his new play,
What Does a Stripped Down
Into the Woods
By Sheryl Flatow | 02/27/2017
With no narrator, no orchestra, and minimal design, critics call the touring production a revelation.
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